Here’s the link to today’s Paper.li:
https://paper.li/e-1584814795#/ You can bookmark this link!
Rather than share the National Day Calendar items for today (except this interesting and apt one for today’s weather prediction where I live):
I’d like to reflect a bit on the top story which came up in today’s “My Paper.li” As I’ve mentioned in previous posts for “My Paper.li,” one of the topics that the algorithm puts into each day’s Paper.li is “The Common Good.”
Today’s headline story (which gives the image above) is from The Week publication entitled: “Why Neocaptialism and The Common Good are Incompatible”
In his “Neocapitalism…” article, Watlther writes:
It seems to me more likely that we are worrying about what, after a third of us contract the plague, it will cost to purchase a share in the company that transmits old television programs to our computer screens because this is more essential to our basic social organization than our rights to live and to enjoy bodily integrity, food, clothing, housing, the provision of medical care, leisure, and so on. We have replaced all of these things, which might once have appeared under the heading of the common good, with money.https://theweek.com/articles/901796/why-neoliberal-capitalism-common-good-are-incompatible
It’s a short and thoughtful “Opinion” piece that I’d urge you to read, along with his other piece “Empty Churches and The Empty Tomb”
You may wonder why I’ve kept this article at the top of “My Paper.li” for Easter Sunday. I can change (and have done so a few times previously) the top article – which also changes the heading image.
The homily that I heard when I attended mass today (via Zoom of course) focused on a simple question.
It wasn’t “How are we being Church during this crisis?”
Rather it was, “How, when this crisis ends and we can physically be Church again, how will we live the Gospel differently?”
The same question applies to our society in the U.S. and globally.
As this crisis exposes the many broken aspects of our U.S. society:
“How will we be different now and later?”
While we don’t know the answer to this question today, Easter Sunday 2020, you and I can and should be thinking about, dreaming about and praying for the coming of the type of country and world we want to live in now and later.